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Citation: J. Byggmästar, E.A. Hodille, Y. Ferro, and K. Nordlund (2018), "Analytical bond order potential for simulations of BeO 1D and 2D nanostructures and plasma-surface interactions", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 30(13), 135001. DOI: 10.1088/1361-648x/aaafb3.
Abstract: An analytical interatomic bond order potential for the Be–O system is presented. The potential is fitted and compared to a large database of bulk BeO and point defect properties obtained using density functional theory. Its main applications include simulations of plasma-surface interactions involving oxygen or oxide layers on beryllium, as well as simulations of BeO nanotubes and nanosheets. We apply the potential in a study of oxygen irradiation of Be surfaces, and observe the early stages of an oxide layer forming on the Be surface. Predicted thermal and elastic properties of BeO nanotubes and nanosheets are simulated and compared with published ab initio data.

Notes: J. Byggmästar (University of Helsinki) noted that the pure elemental potentials for Be-Be and O-O are from the following references:
Be-Be: Björkas, C., Juslin, N., Timko, H., Vörtler, K., Nordlund, K., Henriksson, K., & Erhart, P. (2009). Interatomic potentials for the Be–C–H system. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 21(44), 445002. DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/21/44/445002
O-O: Erhart, P., Juslin, N., Goy, O., Nordlund, K., Müller, R., & Albe, K. (2006). Analytic bond-order potential for atomistic simulations of zinc oxide. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 18(29), 6585–6605. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/18/29/003
which should be cited if only the Be-Be or O-O parts are used.

LAMMPS pair_style tersoff/zbl (2018--Byggmastar-J--Be-O--LAMMPS--ipr1)
Notes: These files were sent by J. Byggmästar (University of Helsinki) on 6 Mar. 2018 and posted with his permission.
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Date Created: October 5, 2010 | Last updated: October 02, 2018